Lifecycle News: Sophos XG Series Hardware and SFOS v19.0 EOL

This post summarizes some of the upcoming product lifecycle milestones for Sophos Firewall and XG Series hardware appliances that we have communicated in recent months.

XG Series Hardware Appliances End of Life: March 31, 2025

Over the past few months, we've sent reminders to both partners and customers about the upcoming lifecycle milestones for XG Series hardware appliances. The information is summarized below.

XG Series Hardware: Remaining Lifecycle Milestones

These milestones also apply to SG Series appliances running Sophos Firewall OS.

Product Milestone



Final 1-year Renewal

March 31, 2024

Renew your subscriptions to a date closer to the EOL date of March 31, 2025, or refresh with XGS hardware.

Shorter renewal terms will still be available after March 31, 2024.

End of Life (EOL)

March 31, 2025

Plan your hardware refresh before this date.

Subscription terms must not extend beyond the EOL.

You may be able to use one of our XGS Series promos – check with your local Sophos representative for further details.

Final 1-Year Renewal Deadline: March 31, 2024

Due to the End-of-Life (EOL) date on March 31, 2025, the last opportunity to order any 1-year renewal subscription for your XG or SG Series hardware running Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) is March 31, 2024.

  • If the renewal is not due until after March 31, 2024, shorter terms are also available for purchase, but no subscription term can be extended beyond the EOL date.
  • If you currently own a subscription that extends past the EOL date, please contact your local Sophos representative or partner to discuss your options.

Last Supported Software Version  

Sophos Firewall OS v20 is the last major release that will support XG Series hardware models (v20 maintenance releases will include support).

Hardware Refresh Promotions

XG Series hardware customers in most regions can take advantage of our promotions, offering up to 99% discount on XGS hardware in combination with a minimum 3-year subscription term for Xstream Protection (country and model exclusions may apply). SG Series customers (running SFOS or Sophos UTM) have access to our attractive SG Migration promotion with additional discounts. 

As the promo terms and eligible models can vary by region, please contact your local Sophos representative, partner, or distributor for further details.

Read more: Partner News Post: XG Series Final 1-year Renewal

Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) v19.0 EOL

Per our lifecycle policy, we recently announced an end-of-life (EOL) date of April 30, 2024, for Sophos Firewall OS (SFOS) major release version 19.0 (includes GA and all Maintenance Release (MR) versions).

This early announcement is intended to give customers and partners sufficient time to plan an upgrade to a newer version.

Read more: Partner News: Network Product Lifecycle News: EOL for SFOS v19.0 and more

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